What do you all think of boxing?
Im looking into getting boxing lessons soon and i was wondering what you all think of boxing? Also, what do you all think of using boxing as a martial art?
There is a book that i want to pick up about boxing as a martial art. Here is a link to the book: Amazon.com: Championship Streetfighting: Boxing As A Martial Art (9780873649346): Ned Beaumont: Books Have any of you read this book? If you have what do you think of it?
Punching is overrated.
In the street, if you throw the first punch,
you will probably land it.
After that, it's just a lot of hair-pulling and grab-a$$.
No technique, no skill, no training.
Punching a heavy bag is best used for
punching a heavy bag.
But, Wing Chun. . .now there's something to use in combat!
Boxing is great for fighting
I do Kickboxing and I say Boxing is very helpfull
the conditioning, the focusing on hand strikes...helps your fighting ALOT
so try it out and see how you like it :)
first day they might have u doing something silly (like bob and weave for 5 minutes)
but dont let that bother u =p
Boxing is all very well, but I much prefer to use padded envelopes as they are cheaper...
Seriously though, I think you should definitely do it. There's more than enough documented and anecdotal evidence to show it does work in many self-defence situations, and you'll also get punched in the head a lot. What's not to love?
Boxing is about punching people in the face. It also researchs and develops new and exciting ways to punch people in the face.
It is a really good way to learn punching people in the face.
I thought about getting hit in the head a lot. That is a bit of a worry to be honest.
Originally Posted by Truculent Sheep
I totally didn't realise how tough boxing was until I started doing it at my YMCA. It doesn't help that I'm skinny, but it's taken me a while to not feel like my wrist is snapping and my knuckles are breaking every time I land a hard body blow. Also, throwing punches is a major energy drainer.
I'd recommend it to anyone though, at least to do every once in a while, gets you used to taking a punch and is great for fitness.
Boxing sucks. Take Tae Kwon Do it has kicks!
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
You've got to realise you need a martial art which works at every range.
Wushu bro, trust me. You need them flying kicks for when the high chamberlain's men come on horseback to try to take the seal of Q'rath.
Yeah boxing didn't work very well for this guy:
YouTube - Boxer (street fighter)
OR this one:
YouTube - Boxer Vs 4 attackers street fight
Go try Tai Chi. Much better.
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